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Thread: Installing XP Pro Update Question

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    My dad is going to be buying for me Windows Xp Pro S2 Student Version

    http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=65802

    As I am still a student for the next few months. What I would like to know is since this is an upgrade do I format my HD and do a fresh install with this? Will it ask me for my win98 CD?

    Thanks

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    Yup, you format first, put that xp disc in, and before setup starts it will just ask for the cd of a previous windows version to make sure you really own an older OS.

    Don't just do an upgrade right over 98, it will cause a lot of headaches later.
    Last edited by tesco; 06-21-2005 at 12:42 PM.

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    Thanks just wanted to be 100% sure before i get him to order it.

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    Any problems, ask here if you can.
    Im sure folks like to help a little.
    Them OS's can be a hassle to install.
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    There's a couple of tips here. I would read the system requirements first , just in case .


    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/p...g/default.mspx

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    Thanks

    @ peat moss: My system is ready for XP Pro as i have the following:

    2 x 60GB HD
    512MB Ram (Will upgrade to 1GB once i have XP)
    2600 Xp Athlon
    Win98Se
    DVDROM & DVD RW
    Sound Blaster
    Nvidia 5200FX

    Thanks for the help guy, cant wait to upgrade so i can start using the new software since am stuck with old software at the mo lol

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    'Microsoft Academic Windows Xp Professional SP2 Upgrade'

    as far as I know you cant do a clean install with an upgrade version, this means you need to have win98 installed.
    Last edited by {I}{K}{E}; 06-21-2005 at 01:20 PM.

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    Oh good no problem. The only trouble I 'v seen is some old scanners may not work do to driver issues. And Afronaut, is right !

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    peat moss's Avatar Software Farmer BT Rep: +15BT Rep +15BT Rep +15
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    Quote Originally Posted by {I}{K}{E}
    'Microsoft Academic Windows Xp Professional SP2 Upgrade'

    as far as I know you cant do a clean install with an upgrade version, this means you need to have win98 installed.


    Not what it says here.


    To install Windows XP to a new hard disk:
    1. Read the End-User License Agreement, and then press F8.

    Note If your Windows XP CD-ROM is an upgrade, you are prompted to insert a CD-ROM of a previous operating system to verify upgrade compliance. Remove the Windows XP CD-ROM, and then insert the CD-ROM from your previous operating system into the CD-ROM drive. You can use the CD-ROM to upgrade from the following versions of Windows:
    Windows 98
    Windows 98 Second Edition
    Windows Millennium Edition
    Windows NT 4.0
    Windows 2000 Professional
    2. When you are prompted for the Windows XP CD-ROM, remove your previous operating system CD-ROM, and then insert your Windows XP CD-ROM.
    3. To install Windows XP by starting the computer from the Windows XP CD-ROM, insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into your CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive, and then restart the computer.
    4. When you see the "Press any key to boot from CD" message, press any key to start the computer from the Windows XP CD-ROM.
    5. At the Welcome to Setup screen, press ENTER to start Windows XP Setup.
    6. Follow the instructions on the screen to select and format a partition where you want to install Windows XP.
    7. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete Windows XP Setup.

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    thnx didnt know that.

    then you need the win98 CD '-=Cyrus=-'

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